Southport: The Perfect Distance

It’s All About Location

 “Location, location, location!” We’ve all heard it! Living minutes away from more than seven amazing beaches is a luxury that individuals and families aspire to achieve. But many other desirable locations make for a great day or weekend trip close by. From Bald Head Island to Calabash, the charming town of Southport is the perfect distance for a quick adventure.

Adventure is Not Far Away

The Home Place of Southport is a mere hop, skip and a jump to a fun day-cation.  The central location offers its residents the unmatched opportunity to drive, bike, or travel minutes down the road to some of the most well-known hot spots in the coastal Southeast. So, whether you’re looking to explore a different beach, or looking to attend a golf tournament, Southport is the place to be.

Bladen County Lakes

Just to the Northwest of New Hanover County lies the Bladen County Lakes. Renowned for their campgrounds, boating opportunities, and natural beauty, they consist of White Lake, Big Colly Bay, Bay Tree Lake, Salters Lake, and Singletary Lake. For those looking to get away from the more populated areas and immerse themselves in nature, these lakes have long been a destination for hunters, campers, school field trips, and recreational lake boaters. A short drive using highway 87 is all it takes to reach these fantastic natural wonders.

The City of Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina is one of the jewels of the Southeast. With historical roots stretching back to the colonial 1700s, downtown Wilmington has more than a few stories to share. The city is charming and offer unique shopping and dining experiences throughout its historic cobblestone streets. Wilmington captivates thousands of visitors each year. Conveniently, Southport is only a short drive up the river, making it the perfect destination for a day trip or night in the town.


Known to Southerners as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” the small town of Calabash is a short travel distance from Southport and well worth a visit. This quaint town is lined with small shops like Southport and Wilmington and includes scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Calabash River. Most famously, Calabash is known for its distinct style of fried seafood, served hot in several of its family-owned, water-front restaurants.

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Bald Head Island

Perhaps the most famous of the near-by islands dotting the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Bald Head Island is home to some of the most peaceful and pristine beaches. The island is also known for the shops and cafes in its small village, maritime oak forests, legendary golf club, and the historic Bald Head Island Lighthouse. If you live in Southport, then this coastal destination is a short ferry ride across the river.

An Excuse for Adventuring

Living at The Home Place of Southport allows you to experience these beautiful destinations in a short amount of time. It’s time for your daycation, so go explore the local area and make the most of where you live.